Labor News

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NLRB casting jaundiced eye against forced arbitrations

If you signed an employment contract in the past 15 years, you likely also signed away your rights to sue your employer if you get fired for bad reasons.

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Walmart hired Lockheed-Martin, asked FBI to spy on activist workers

The spying was contained in documents filed with the NLRB in a case that OURWalmart -- an employee group to improve pay and working conditions -- filed with the agency.

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Pride at Work protests gay group's endorsement of Walmart

"A  war on worker rights to come together and fight for a voice on the job is being waged by corporations that HRC asks the LGBT community to celebrate."

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Labor board punts college athletes' try to unionize on technicality

By a 5-0 vote, the National Labor Relations Board on August 17 tossed out college athletes' - in this case, Northwestern University's football players' - attempt to unionize.

 

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Federal judge upholds NLRB union election rules

The rules helped reduce the time available to businesses and union-busting "consultants" to illegally intimidate, spy on, harass and fire workers for exercising their rights.

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Nurses: court decision is a threat to public health and safety, workers' rights

The case, Friedrichs v. CTA (California Teachers Association), involves a challenge supported by far right anti-union groups.

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Union leaders applaud Supreme Court health care law ruling

By and large, leaders applauded the ruling keeping the ACA's federal individual payments for health care insurance subsidies for users of health care exchanges, state or federal.

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Progressive think tank backs Obama crackdown on federal contractors

Facing hostility of big business and the GOP, a progressive think-tank went to bat to defend President Obama's cracking down on federal contractors who break labor laws.

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Today in labor history: SNCC founder Julian Bond was born

Today people from around the country and globe are wishing the long time civil rights giant, Julian Bond, a very happy birthday.

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Federal workers achieve judicial win in employment discrimination case

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals threw out the Commerce Department's attempt to limit workers' rights to file discrimination cases.

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